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Sindhi in Singapore

Sindhi

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
4,300 Sindhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Sindhi in Singapore

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Introduction / History
The Sindhi people are an ethnic group native to the former Sindh province of the British colony of "India" which also included modern day Bangladesh and Pakistan. Today Sindh is one of the provinces of Pakistan. Most Sindhi peoples were originally Hindus or Buddhists, but the arrival of Muslim Arabs in the 7th century deeply influenced Sindhi religion and culture. Following the partition of India in 1947, most Hindu Sindhis migrated to India, leaving Sunni Muslims to dominate the Sindh province of Pakistan.

Though many went to India, a fair number have gone all over the world, usually as businessmen. The more fortunate Sindhis were able to go to Singapore, a nation that thrives on business. The Sindhis founded the Singapore Sindhi Association in 1921. A much larger number of Sindhis began to arrive in Singapore during the early 1950s.

Where are they located?
Sindhis are concentrated at Enggor Street.

What are their lives like?
Life in Singapore is very fast-paced. Only those with abundant wealth can afford to live in this high-priced city-state.

What are their beliefs?
Though there are many Sindhi Muslims in Pakistan, those who venture around the world are usually the Hindu Sindhis. They are pragmatic in their approach to the supernatural. They hope the gods or supernatural powers will grant them wealth and favor.

What are their needs?
The Sindhis lack spiritual hunger. They need to want the abundant life that only Jesus can offer. Those who live in Singapore are focused on gaining wealth.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Sindhis would discover that following Christ is more satisfying than storing up riches on earth.
* Pray that Hindu-background believers would go to the Sindhi people and live godly lives among them.
* Pray for lasting fruit to come from efforts to reach Sindhi families around the world.
* Pray for a church planting movement among Sindhis to begin in Singapore.

References
Profiles by Keith Carey of Global Prayer Digest
http://singaporesindhi.com.sg/web/
https://sindhisupportsystem.wordpress.com/category/singapore-sindhis/
http://singaporesindhi.com.sg/web/
http://singaporesindhi.com.sg/web/about-us/overview/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_nyXbhPLTc
http://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=10720
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sindhi_diaspora
http://www.worldsindhicongress.org/category/theme/sindhi-diaspora/
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/2010/10/13

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Country: Singapore
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
10/40 Window: No
   
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Sindhi
People Name General: Sindhi
ROP3 Code: 109027
Joshua Project People ID: 14192
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 4,300
Population all Countries: 97,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Other
People Name General: Sindhi
Ethnic Code: CNN25p
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Sindhi (4,300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): snd    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Visholi
Dialect Code:16748
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism93.00 % 
Islam4.00 % 
Non-Religious1.00 % 
Other / Small2.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1825-1981
New Testament:
1890-1992Audio
Complete Bible: 1954
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Sindhi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: Common Language New Testament
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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